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Former minister Karisa Maitha’s widow dies

[Mwai Kibaki, Moody Awori, Raila Odinga and Karisa Maitha weigh their options for unity at a rally in the countdown to the 2002 General Election. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP]

Alice Maitha, the widow of the late Tourism Minister Karisa Maitha, is dead.

The family, through the daughter Juney Karisa confirmed Mrs. Maitha’s death saying she passed on at the Coast General Hospital aged 53.

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Alice Maitha | Photo Courtesy

According to the family, burial plans are underway at the family’s Shanzu home.

Mrs. Maitha, who unsuccessfully contested the Mombasa Senatorial seat in the 2013 General Election, was the third wife of the late minister who died of a heart attack in 2004.

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Mr. Maitha died while on an official visit to Germany to market Kenya as a tourist destination.

Full statement from the family reads.

We the family of the late Hon Karisa Maitha have lost our dear Mum Alice Mbodze Shehe Maitha. She is the third wife to the late Maitha. Mum to Byrum

To all those who walked this journey with us two weeks ago, To the Angels who God sent to help us at our time of need, to those who picked our phone calls late in the night or during the day, to those who paid us a visit at Coast General Hospital and to those who couldn’t make it, we express our heartfelt gratitude.

We as the family will communicate on any other arrangements later on but for now you are free to pass by our Shanzu Home in Majaoni. For further communication or any assistance, Kindly inbox/call me, my SisterJoan Mwaka , Byrum Mwakaz or John Maitha or any of our family members.

May her soul rest in peace.
Asante.
Juney Karisa – daughter

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